The Rotary Club of Waikanae is for active business and community leaders who enjoy the fellowship of others and who want to make a difference in their local community.
Rotary is a global organisation with around 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs. Rotarians are people who:
• Get involved with their communities
• Connect with other professionals
• Share their time & experience with young people
• Support global causes, such as eradicating polio
• Use their skills to help others
Rotarians adopt the principle of “Service Above Self” by being actively involved within the local and international community, through charitable and fund raising projects.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Waikanae Rotary meetings are being suspended until the COVID-19 alert level is reduced to level 1 again.

In line with the governments latest announcement on Saturday setting the country at level two on the risk scale we have taken the step to suspend meetings to protect the health of our members, speakers and visitors.
For all the information you will need please go to this government website
we will give more information via the bulletin as we receive it and as we know more.
So this is not good-bye, it is "see you later, kia kaha"
Robert Nugent, President




What a difference a week makes !

A very confident Ciara spoke to members about her excitement at being chosen to go on the Rotary Matched Twin Exchange to Gunnedah, Australia on the 3rd April. She was really looking forward to meeting up with her match "Jemma"

Covid-19 means that this Chapter in her life has now been overtaken by subsequent events and the exchange has now been cancelled by restrictions in place by both countries.



Lifting the Lid BBQ to raise awareness of youth suicide.

Friday 14 March a Lifting the Lid BBQ was held at Paraparaumu College to raise awareness of youth suicide and that “it is OK to ask for help”.

The BBQ was run by Graham Oliver, John Skene and David Bruce.

Funding raising for the BBQ was via a gold coin donation generating a sum of $119.80. Approximately 160 sausages and 40 hash browns were handed out.

A great couple of hours, great kids and a worthwhile experience.
Thanks to Mel Meikle for organising the college BBQ for us and young Molly for organising the students via the PA system.


Nga Manu Nature Reserve

From Left behind the Rotary Sign: President Robert Nugent, David Bruce sign co-ordinator, Steve Botica Immediate Past President and Matu Booth, Nga Manu Reserve Manager.

Our meeting on the 25th February was a BBQ held at the Nga Manu Nature Reserve in Waikanae.
Apart from the hospitality we were shown around the site including the sign donated by Waikanae Rotary.

The objectives of the Nga Manu trust are education, conservation and preservation of New Zealand native flora and fauna.

The Nga Manu Trust was formed in 1974 and is registered with the Charities Commission. One of the first challenges of the Nga Manu Trust was to find a site that would provide the trustees with a practical tool to meet these objectives.

Founder trustees Prof. John Salmon, Peter McKenzie and David Mudge were made aware of a site in Waikanae. This site is now known as Nga Manu Nature Reserve, and is administered by the Trust. This site was chosen as it provided an opportunity to protect the largest remnant of coastal lowland swamp forest on the Kāpiti Coast.

The site covers approximately 14 hectares and adjoins similar sized blocks that are comprised of Kāpiti Coast District Council reserve, QE2 Covenant, farmland and some private bush. Education and research are a major part of the trust activities along with involvement in native species recovery programmes.



The following member and service businesses support Waikanae Rotary and its promotional activities

Lucy Goldman helping out with the annual foodbank collection which this year was a Cluster-wide project, coordinated by the Kapiti Club.

Lucy presenting a  Rotary Club of Glen Innes Banner to Waikanae Rotary President Steve Botica.

Lucy has now returned ho

The Mobility Shop 16 Ihakara Street, Paraparaumu provided members recently with a wide range of Electric Bikes to test run around the Cedarwood Courtyard. 
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